Diptych, carpet, wood door painted in white
Carpet : 220 x 170 cm Door : 203 x 76 cm Overall dimensions : 220 x 270 cm
Juxtaposing a sheet of carpet and an unfitted door, Sibony’s Untitled dissembles ideas of both architectural space and the selfconscious flatness of colour-field painting. Recontextualised as formal devices, his common household furnishings are made alien and seductive, elevated from their functional familiarity to the status of pure aesthetic. As ‘readymade paintings’ they form a strange diptych, their cheap purpose-built textures become oddly possessing through their assertion of autonomy, creating a sense of the sublime through the ordinary fixtures of everyday life.